As the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery moves through a series of changes — in leadership at the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union, in international trade deals, in changing stocks — The Telegram has pulled together a series of stories to place the present in context and provide thoughts on the future. The goal is to spark discussion on what we, as a province, want the fishery to look like, what we want it to be, what is possible.
Struck by an anonymous letter about VLT usage emailed in from a person writing under the name “John Doe,” The Telegram launched an investigation into his/her written observations of a lack of detailed reporting of VLT numbers by the Atlantic Lottery Corp. and, more importantly, claims the true impact of the machines was being hidden as a result.
The Telegram found evidence of single VLTs in the province taking in more than $600,000 in cash in less than a year and began to collect stories of continued abuse of VLTs, despite a provincial government push, beginning in 2005, to curb problem usage.
As the stories have been published, people have contact the paper to share their stories as “John Doe” did.
The Telegram encourages anyone who wants to share their story, offer a comment, or raise a concern over VLT use to email: email@example.com.
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Has a sports team or group near you done something notable? Here’s your chance to tell Telegram readers all about it. Good Sports spotlights local sports teams, athletes and organizers who have gone that extra mile. If your organization honours someone, or achieves something notable, take a photograph and send it in with caption information and the name of the photographer. Maybe your group selected its athlete of the year, or perhaps the team did something special for a charity.
Send submissions by email to: Sports Editor Robin Short at firstname.lastname@example.org (do not send text attachments).
• Photographs must be properly exposed and in focus, in either colour or black and white.
• A full caption, identifying all participants in the photograph, must be provided. Provide as much detail as possible about your group and activity.
• Images should be from a 3 megapixel camera, or send…
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